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Cost to install smoke detectors

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Posted by: from Toronto
10/19/2016 at 12:00:12 PM

I received a quote for $4400 to supply and install 9 smoke/strobe detectors. This is a renovation. Does that sound reasonable?

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Date/Time10/19/2016 at 8:36:18 PM

The cost for 9 detectors are around 2700.00.

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Date/Time10/20/2016 at 8:42:13 AM

Your question is very vague. Is this a home or a commercial installation. If this is a commercial system, I'm assuming a fire alarm panel is also being installed with the requirements that BX or conduit is required in which case the price would sound reasonable.

If this is a home the cost sounds somewhat high, but I do not know the circumstances around this situation. Again if an alarm or fire alarm control panel must be installed and this is a large home, than yes the price sounds within reason.

Hope this has helped.

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Date/Time10/21/2016 at 12:06:33 PM

Hi CJ,

There are too many variables to determine if that is a reasonable price from just what you posted. If you are doing a one-for-one yes then I would say it is too much. If it is a new install where you need to set up special ladders / scaffolding, run cables through restricted areas or over extremely long distances, need to use special wire or installation methods, etc then I would say it is a deal and pass along their number to me.

Cheers

John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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